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PE Associate - Co-InvestDo most private equity firms allow associates to co-invest in their fund? ...
Coinvestor
141 month 3 weeks ago
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Accel-KKR repAny update on this firm - reputation, salary, experience? Used to have strong ties to Accel and KKR, but seems to be independent from both now. Plays in low/mid-market software PE space with respectable AUM and exits. ...
workerant
01 month 3 weeks ago
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PE interest from FMCG marketeer backgroungI graduated from the best high school & college (with low GPA though) in Turkey- now have 2 years of FMCG marketing experience and aim to apply for top MBA schools, aiming to focus on PE afterwards. Any advice and comments on feasibility? Thanks in advance! ...
Converter
01 month 3 weeks ago
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Trump/Clinton Ending the Carried Interest LawI know that will probably take time to pass through (wheels of democracy move slowly), but it seemed like the candidates talked extensively about changing the carried interest tax laws last night. I'm curious if people think this will happen and how it could affect the industry? ...
coopman
01 month 3 weeks ago
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LBO Mgm't Case vs. Base CaseHello, quick question for those in PE regarding lbo models. Beliee there are typically 4 cases: 1) Management 2) Upside 3) Base 4) Downside Just wanted to get some thoughts on what the difference is between Mgm't vs. Base. Would have thought they are identical. Thank you all! ...
njboe227
51 month 3 weeks ago
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SG Partners ClientsDoes anybody know what PE clients SG Partners represents? I know there has been a decent amount of client turnover there. ...
Harrison Ford's Brother
01 month 3 weeks ago
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Corporate Lending to PEHi all, I'm currently doing a traineeship at a universal bank in NL. The traineeship is ending pretty soon and I have narrowed down my next career choices to Corporate Lending and ECM. Right now I'm trying to find out which option would be best for me, and yes I also take exit opps into account. I h...
DKC
01 month 3 weeks ago
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Flowers delivery in dubaiFloraUAE provides you many options for flowers delivery in Dubai to your loved ones at best rates. Flowers are beautiful creativity of nature and you can gift flowers to your friends, relatives, parents by making bouquet of different flowers with vase and without vase. ...
ElianaKhan
01 month 3 weeks ago
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Oncap (Toronto PE)Hi, Does anyone have any information about Oncap, the middle market PE of Onex, based in Toronto? Looking specifically for all-in comp / comp structure / hours / culture. Thanks in advance, please feel free to PM me if you don't want to share too publicly. ...
Mordekaiser
11 month 3 weeks ago
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Buyout targetHi all, I'm currently studying an applied corporate finance course (part of my undergrad) for which I've chosen to conduct a LBO. As such, I'm looking for an appropriate target to model on. I'll be presenting this case study to a large class, so I'm looking for a sizeable, well-known brand to get p...
TheBigBadBrow
01 month 3 weeks ago
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Why PE Secondaries?Guys, If asked why pursue PE secondaries instead of traditional direct investing, what is the best way of answering this? Should we mention about the deal frequency, if direct secondaries then the ability to leverage information from the initial GP? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, ...
bondtradercu
01 month 4 weeks ago
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Negative Revolver BalanceWhat does it mean if a company has a revolver balance that is negative? Would this mean that the company overpaid down the revolver and is able to borrow paying no interest rate (besides the non-drawn % fee) up until that negative balance number? For example if the revolver balance is -$500K, could ...
coopman
71 month 4 weeks ago
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PE Associate CompensationI'd like to start this thread to assimilate compensation numbers for associates in PE megafunds and MM funds. Base + Cash bonus + stock bonus + any carry if offered. ...
alphasapphire
391 month 4 weeks ago
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Ever feel like you’re stuck in PE?Second worst feeling ever with the first being stuck in banking... so after a couple of years in banking, I managed to make the jump over to the buy-side. Currently at a MM PE sector focused shop - about a year and a half in, we were one of the most active investors in the space until all of a sudde...
IBBanker
111 month 4 weeks ago
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Vista Equity Partners/Thoma Bravo- what next?PE analyst. Is there any sense in wanting to move to a Blackstone/KKR/~top 10 after a Vista/Thoma Bravo analyst gig for an associate role? ...
whatintheworld
21 month 4 weeks ago
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Hamilton Lane 1st roundHi all, so I have a first round video interview with Hamilton Lane and I am looking for advice on how to prepare for the interview. The interview will be with their co-investments team. Any advice is much appreciated! ...
Ananeand
21 month 4 weeks ago
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Is an endowment fund subject to the funding ratio like pension funds?A quick yes or no would suffice. A detailed explanation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much! ...
WallStreetJunkie123
01 month 4 weeks ago
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Blackstone Strategic Partners 2017 SAHas anybody here had a first round with Blackstone's Strategic Partners Group for the 2017 Summer Analyst position? If so have you heard back yet? ...
GloryGloryGloryManU
01 month 4 weeks ago
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Transition from Big 4 Consulting to PE - Advice neededHi, I need an advise on starting a career in PE. I want to make a career transition from Financial Risk Consulting (Ops Risk) to PE. My background: Currently, I am an risk advisory senior consultant at Big 4, prior to that I spent 2 years in finance transformation practice in another IT consulting f...
Nixfornit
201 month 4 weeks ago
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Altamont Analyst Program?The above post has been removed from Wall Street Oasis. Thank you to everyone who provided a response. ...
tb2020
61 month 4 weeks ago
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PE Analyst -> AssociateHow is the process of lateralling within private equity any different from the traditional IB -> PE path? A little background on myself. I am an Pre-MBA analyst at an industry specific PE firm that is well known among those who dabble in the industry. However, the firm is less known to those outs...
h3dgehog
42 months 14 hours ago
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Consulting ratings and PE interviews --- Background checkHello monkeys, How do PE firms check ratings in their background check? I'm pretty sure HR is not allowed to disclose this information, so I was wondering what is done in practice. Thanks, elephant ...
elephantfeet
22 months 20 hours ago
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Top tier consulting to Private Equity post-MBAI'm currently a consultant in a post-MBA role at one of MBB. Recently I rolled off a performance improvement case for a private equity backed client. The case involved working with both the management team at the client company, and with the investment team that sourced and executed the original d...
Reset
62 months 1 day ago
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BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP) - Culture, Interview et al. Any insights on BR PEP on this forum? From what I've uncovered so far, they do a decent amount (+50% of time for Associates) of co-investments and are obviously one of the biggest names in AM. They do a modelling test and a case study during interviews, can anybode share their experience? Besides th...
makura
02 months 1 day ago
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Need help converting internship into FTSo I've been interning at a well known tech VC firm for the past 3 months, and I'm loving every minute of it. I had initially planned on doing 2 years of IB and then eventually move into VC. However, I'm re evaluating my option right now and I've decided that I want to go into venture capital immedi...
notbad4aquant
32 months 2 days ago
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Just out of curiosityI worked at a middle tier Investment Bank in NYC this past summer, co-founded my school's Investment Club, and am a collegiate tennis player. I am now looking to get an analyst position in Private Equity. I was wondering what advice any one had in regards to how to get in straight out of undergrad...
asldfjklei
32 months 2 days ago
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LGT Capital PartnersDoes anyone know much about the firm's culture or their undergraduate internship program? Interview with them coming up and I can't find much. ...
ThrowAwayAccount2018
02 months 3 days ago
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Tips on how to build a quick LBO?Hey guys - It's been a while since I've posted here, but I've just started working at a top MM boutique and I've begun practicing for buyside opportunities. While I am primarily interest in working at a L/S HF, I wanted to get to get tips on how to build a quick lbo model. I've built some in the pas...
packmate
62 months 3 days ago
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LBO case studyHi everyone, I have been invited to a case study interview which will last 1.5 - 2 hours followed by multiple other interviews and I have been told that I have to perform an LBO analysis on a potential acquisition and answer multiple questions and then present my findings. I was wondering if anyone ...
Grylls
22 months 4 days ago
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MacAndrews & Forbes InterviewsHi anybody has interviewed at MacAndrews & Forbes? Having a call with them next week. Would appreciate any kind of tips on what kind of questions they would ask. Thanks! ...
Insomnia_LALALA
02 months 4 days ago
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Advice Please! Growth Equity Interview Questions?So I just got notified that I've been invited to interview at a top tier growth equity firm, and the opportunity just sounds absolutely amazing so I'm desperate to land the position. If someone currently at a growth equity fund wouldn't mind elaborating on the interview process, I'd be forever grate...
BankingWaffle
562 months 4 days ago
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Breaking into MM PE post MBA with prior IBD experience (An Int'l in the US)Guys, long time lurker here. I tried searching for a similar thread, but I don't think it exists. W I am an international first-year fulltime student at a top 5 MBA program (Kellogg/Booth). I went a top 20 liberal arts college in the US. Prior to MBA, I was running the strategic planning & busin...
ibd-london
62 months 5 days ago
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Valuing a Tech CompanyLooking for opinions on the best way to value a pre-revenue technology company? Sitting down with VCs in the upcoming weeks and he's looking for the industry norm as we don't typically play in tech / software. We don't typically sit with VCs either as we're primarily a sell-side house. Thoughts? ...
sostrander546
12 months 5 days ago
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MM Mezz Fund InternshipHi guys, Do you think it is feasible over 6 months to be brought up to a competent Associate / Snr Analyst at a 4/5 person Mezz fund, with limited debt experience? I have an offer and need to consider day-to-day, how difficult is the job to be brought up to scratch in order to convert to full-time.....
xxxx
12 months 5 days ago
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Decelerate
82 months 5 days ago
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What are the best Industrials-focused PE firms?Currently working on an industrials deal at my MM IB and absolutely loving it. Curious as to what the best industrials-focused PE firms are? I'd love to focus on this industry going forward. Thanks a lot guys. ...
mp505
92 months 5 days ago
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BB PE Secondaries/Co-Investments vs BB S&T for Sophomore Internship - help!!!I have an offer to a BB PE Co-Investments and Secondaries group in Canada and an upcoming superday @ BB NY S&T as a sophomore. Please help me decide - I'm torn between the two! I want to go into IB in NY at either a BB or an elite boutique for my junior year summer - which internship will set me...
ysob
12 months 6 days ago
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Salary Negotiation - PE - Switzerland Hi guys, Just created this account to remain anonymous. I recently graduated from a target in UK and wanted to return home (Switzerland). I have been networking ferociously here to break into IB or PE. After a life draining process, I have been offered an analyst position at a PE firm here. They usu...
Salary Negotiation
22 months 6 days ago
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From Management Consulting to PE - MBA routeHi guys, I am facing an important decision for my career and I like to share it with you. Background: * Italian Management Consultant, I've been working for almost 3 years now for Second Tier Consulting firm (Top 4/5 in Europe according to most rankings , way below in US) * Planning to apply to ...
Determined_Chimp
02 months 1 week ago
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Should you tell your recruiter (when PE recruiting) your bonus number?Currently a 2nd year at a bulge bracket looking to move into PE. Just beginning the recruiting cycle and my recruiters are asking me for my bonus number. I was middle bucket ($50K) and am afraid that may turn them off in continuing the recruiting process. Any advice? ...
MonkeyShenanigans
02 months 1 week ago
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TS Big 4 - Should I hurry to make a move?I have been in TS at a mid market Big 4 for several years now. I have been actively looking for a number of jobs, however, nothing has come to fruition quite yet. My fear is that I will get too far into Big 4 that I will become too "specialized" and be less attractive to potential employers. 1) Ca...
biggsy
142 months 1 week ago
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Good site for PE news?Any good sites you guys read for news on what's happening in the PE space? Or is it just dealbook NYT, WSJ, etc? ...
ibreppin
22 months 1 week ago
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A Non-Target's Perspective - My MM PE Recruiting Process It's been several weeks now since I received my offer from a top MM PE firm. As several other users can attest to, the PE recruiting process can be an absolute grind. After having had some time to reflect on the entire process, I thought I'd share my experience in the hope that it might answer some ...
ValueBanker14
372 months 1 week ago
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How to negotiate your bonus when changing jobsI'm looking for responses from people who have gone through this before. Let's say I'm looking to lateral from my current company (company A) to a different company (company B) doing the exact same job as I am currently. For example, at my company, you receive your bonus 4 months after the end of ye...
Double Doubler
22 months 1 week ago
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LBO of an Asset ManagerWhen PE firms purchase asset management firms, do they use leverage? Or is it a simply equity investment? Any other insight would be very helpful. ...
Blue_Horseshoe_5
12 months 1 week ago
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What are the exit opportunities for public finance analysts?Currently a year into my public finance analyst role and looking towards exit opportunities - interested in joining an infrastructure pe shop or any pe shop that will accept analysts from the niche world of public finance, any comps or suggestions? ...
PubFinMManalyst
22 months 1 week ago
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Private Equity Interview GuidesHi, I know that there are lots of resources for investment banking interviews and I was wondering if there are any specific resources for preparing for private equity or credit hedge fund interviews? ...
L_STAR
02 months 1 week ago
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Why does everyone want Private Equity?Here's a question for all you Analysts in IBD. Why is everyone so obsessed with exit opps of IBD, group placement, and moving into PE? Why don't people want to stay on with banking and move up to the Associate position? From what I hear, the hours average out to about the same (70-90 hrs/wk) and the...
bbgalr
1062 months 1 week ago
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Family Offices ListDoes anyone have access to or know how I can obtain a list of Family Offices in the US? ...
MBA_DC_kid
112 months 1 week ago
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LBO Modeling TestsHow in depth are the modeling tests for PE interviews? I've heard that you generally get 30 minutes for a basic LBO without a BS and an hour for a more in-depth one that incorporates a full operating model. For example, how much time would you get for a modeling test like this one?http://www.streeto...
Zezima
02 months 1 week ago
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Secondaries PEGuys, What exactly does an associate at a big secondaries fund such as AlpInvest, Lexington Partners... do? How are the exit opps and also bschool applications? Thanks so much! ...
bondtradercu
02 months 1 week ago
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Margin on LIBOR/EURIBOR/etc.I am working on a model an equity research model for a company which has term loans with bullet repayment, and interest rates of "margin (2%) + LIBOR". Does anyone know what LIBOR is correct/most commonly used as base rate, in terms of 1 month, 3 months, etc.? ...
afterSun
52 months 1 week ago
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Litigation financing salary/bonus structures?Hello, This is my first post here although I have read the site on and off for some time. I run an RIA which focuses on alternative Asset Management but recently I was approached by a reputable firm about working with them in raising capital for litigation funding. My question is does anyone have an...
stevendb
02 months 1 week ago
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Denver Private EquityWhat is the scene like for PE professionals in Denver? Who are the most well respected shops? Is it developed enough to network effectively? Does the lifestyle support longer term opportunities? ...
Walker Texas Banker
132 months 1 week ago
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Revolver Commitment fee - Is it included in the paydown/debt waterfall?Just curious where or if the revolver commitment fee should be included in the paydown waterfall. It's out-going cash so I'm thinking it should be included, but does it come before or after the paydown of outstanding revolver balances? ...
Jimmy-John
32 months 1 week ago
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Options after Pre-MBA ProgramAll, I'm currently in my 2nd year in a pre-MBA Associate program at a MegaFund in NYC that doesn't offer VP promotions without business school. I already decided that I don't want to go to business school for several reasons and am looking for advice on my next career move. I want to stay in finance...
urusbutschuschu
62 months 2 weeks ago
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No Work Agreement? Should I be worried?I recently accepted an internship at a venture capital boutique (very small team). When I went in for the initial training, I expected to sign an official work agreement stating my hours, salary, etc, but my boss and I only discussed it briefly, although he did state the correct hourly salary that w...
koalalove
52 months 2 weeks ago
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My Private Equity Recruiting ProcessI am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three PE offers (from MFs and top MM firms), both elated and relieved to be done with such a crazy process. I saw that another user commented saying he'd do a write-up about his experience going through the recruiting process and figured I'd wait to write up...
Candor
1132 months 2 weeks ago
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Private Equity Deal Origination / Business DevelopmentThere really isn't much on this site (or really anywhere) regarding private equity business development / deal origination professionals. I know that in Growth Equity, demand for these types of positions is growing as the market space gets crowded. I have an internship this summer for this position....
Espace
52 months 2 weeks ago
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LBO Short Modeling HelpHi, I'm working on a LBO short model that's very basic. For some reason I keep getting negative cash flow is this normal? If anyone could review my work or would like to help out please send me a direct message ! ...
ChasingGoals
32 months 2 weeks ago
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Blackstone Analyst Graduate vs Moving from BB M&A/ Sector GroupHi all, what is the difference between starting at Blackstone as an analyst fresh out of undergrad or moving to Blackstone after say 2 years at GS IBD? If you move after 2 years are you on the same level as the analyst that just joined after college? If not then are you an associate/ 3rd year analys...
Royals1234
12 months 2 weeks ago
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Databases to Pull Financials and Other Info for Private, PE-backed Company?Does anyone have any recommendations on what database to use or how to go about finding financial and other material information regarding a private, PE-backed company? I was thinking of Dunn & Bradstreet or PrivCo but have not used them before and wanted to generate a few suggestions before I s...
RedRage
62 months 2 weeks ago
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Hedge Fund --> MM PE AssociateAny tips on making this transition? Spent 2 years doing BB IBD, at a Hedge Fund now and want to PE. Does it make more sense to get an MBA to make the transition or to try to move over now? ...
SqualBall
12 months 2 weeks ago
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Getting into PE with VC experienceI know these two spaces are totally different in terms of the type of work they do, but I took a venture capital internship this semester hoping to get exposure to the private markets and evaluating tech products in general. How can I spin this experience to get into PE later on? ...
koalalove
32 months 2 weeks ago
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Technical question: Calculating IPO shares issued at ExitIf a company is planning to IPO 15% of their company and they currently have 200 shares outstanding, what would be the formula to calculate the number of shares issued? I thought it would be: (Current Shares outstanding * %IPO) but the actual formula is: (Current Shares outstanding * %IPO) / (1 - %I...
Jimmy-John
22 months 2 weeks ago
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Mid-size Private Equity vs. Big4 accounting firm M&A advisoryHello everyone, I'm in a position to start full-time either in a mid-size private equity or big4 accounting firm M&A advisory. What's your opinion on this if the pay is similar? One thing that I am concerned with in PE is that it might be not as a strong reference when applying for MBA to top ti...
soremo.jun
62 months 2 weeks ago
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PE Recruitment wave - From banking/consulting into PEHi peeps, I am currently applying to PE firms for associate-level roles and now preparing my entry into processes. About my background: done 2 years in one of the main BB financing teams on the street (think DB LDCM, CS LFSG, JPM LAF) and 1 year+ at one of the MBBs with lots of PE exposure. Got a nu...
damn777
02 months 2 weeks ago
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Switching to Finance after 1.5 years in RE with a high undergrad GPAI've been working in real estate at a small REPE firm since I graduated 1.5 years ago. Even though I like real estate, I feel my earning potential is too low, and I'd also like to venture into something more challenging. I went to a big 10 under grad b-school (think Illinois, Wisco, Indiana) with a ...
wsj0293
12 months 2 weeks ago
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Pinnacle VenturesDoes anybody know much about Pinnacle Ventures? I have an interview with them lined and was there doesn't seem much information about them online. Would greatly appreciate some word on the street about them? Thanks. Edit: Realized somebody else has already asked the question today. So sorry for the ...
PrivateMarketplace
02 months 2 weeks ago
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Looking for American vs European waterfall exampleHi everyone, Does anyone have a worked example to show the difference between American vs European waterfall calculations? I do understand the concept but would like to see an example on it. Managed to find this article online but have no clue how the figures came about (http://www.slideshare.net/ad...
the_ferry
52 months 2 weeks ago
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Anyone know anything about GSAM AIMS Private Equity Group or GSAM Credit Alternatives (Liberty Harbor)?The above post has been removed from Wall Street Oasis. Thank you to everyone who provided a response. ...
tb2020
62 months 3 weeks ago
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Need Advise - MBA Trader to PEI need advise, I graduate in 2015 from a top 10 international MBA and have since been trading (non prop) at a BB. I have been applying to PE firms as much as possible and receiving little to no responses. Closest was a firm that responded when I applied to an Analyst level position. The reason fo...
IamWilburRickRoss
02 months 3 weeks ago
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Infra PE at Macquarie: good exit opps and rep?Hi all, First post here, wanted to start with saying thank you to everyone here for sharing your experiences and taking your time to help everyone out. I am in the process to start applying for SA positions 2017, and as many others here I aspire to transition into PE after a couple of years. With th...
F1_button
42 months 3 weeks ago
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GS PEGAny info on comp for a 1st year analyst at goldman private equity group? I'm sure it varies between their London/NYC/Salt Lake locations, but does anyone have any idea? ...
myr899
22 months 3 weeks ago
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Help on cover letter Blackstone PE / Tac Opps Analyst application?Dear all, I want to apply either to the PE or the Tac Opps analyst program, can somebody give me a friendly advice on my cover letter? (I have a PE background but I also invest on a personal basis) Thanks! ...
ValueInvestingAficionado
02 months 3 weeks ago
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What should I do: FoF at major PE investor or FoF-Co-Invest-Secondary at smaller PE pension fundHi, There are currently two (excellent) offers on the table. One at a large PE investor (team) where I will work in FoF (think: Harbourvest), and another one at a 3-5x smaller pension funds PE investor (still large: >5 bln AUM) where I will work on FoF-Co-Sec investments. Apart from some internsh...
vv077
62 months 3 weeks ago
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Carried Interest to Income Tax? (fundamental/basic question)Lets say I owned a small PE fund and I was the sole principal/GP/employee, and my fund generated $10 million through current investments/portfolio companies. Those $10 million would be taxed through carried interest at 20%, which would leave me with $8 million. Is the $8 million that I earned treate...
CTLax45
12 months 3 weeks ago
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GoBuyside Apt TestAnyone taken the GoBuyside aptitude test? What's been your experience with it? ...
Vector1990
252 months 3 weeks ago
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BlackRock PE exit ops to PE MF and top MMHow strong is BR PE ? I've heard they've got a very strong Real Estate investing team? How do they compare with independent PE funds? and MF's like Blackstone? Are the exit ops to PE MFs from BR real estate investing and pe good? Salary prospects for BR PE/RE? ...
Grylls
02 months 3 weeks ago
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PE Real Estate - LondonHey everyone, I was directly contacted for an associate position in PE Real Estate for one of the largest Asset Management companies in London. Does anyone have experience with working for such a company? How much do they pay? (I have 4 years work experience in RE and IBD with a wide network in the...
Kazar
12 months 3 weeks ago
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Is my career over?Hey everyone, Hope you're all having a good day, first time poster on a discussion btw. So basically I was working at a reknowned PE house for about 3 years (3 years ago), and I eventually got so frustrated over the internal politics and other issues that had built up over the years, that I quit on...
happygolucky84
92 months 3 weeks ago
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Steps, timeline and costs for formation of Private Equity FundHi All, I am explaining to my senior management the steps and timeline involved in establishment of a private equity firm. I have enlisted the below steps and timelines. If you can please provide your input and also if possible give an idea of initial cost (i.e. only for formation costs / consultant...
johnsmith123456
22 months 3 weeks ago
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Lateral and dodge an MBAHad some downtime and was just curious about the chances. Quick context: got to my position non traditionally with no MBA. It's one of, if not the most, prominent shops in town, albeit small. I'm loving it and have no intentions of leaving soon. I'm doing very well here as well, or so I've been tol...
MantisTobogganMD
42 months 3 weeks ago
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Private Equity --> ???? Exit OpportunitiesI am trying to figure out what opportunities exist out there AFTER a stint in Private Equity. Do people leave PE firms after 5-10 years to start companies? Or to be a CFO/CEO of a company? Retire? VC? There are 100s of topics on getting to Private Equity but I haven't found a decent discussion on w...
calikid3820
312 months 3 weeks ago
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PE Analyst @ Insurance Co Investment Arm?So, I was wondering how PE at investment arms at large insurance companies are looked at in terms of quality of role, prestige, pay and exit opps. The role would would engage in primary fund investments, co-investments and secondaries. Is this not really thought of as a "true" PE position? ...
IronCondorGorilla
52 months 3 weeks ago
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Can I enter at this point?'ve recently quit my job and was invited to work on a startup with a friend in Asia. We raised over 100k in VC funding and were about to start but my partner had a family emergency and our investor pulled out because I can't do it alone for reasons I won't go into here. After graduating from my targ...
cloudten
02 months 3 weeks ago
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Norwest Venture Partners Growth Equity InterviewAnyone have info on interview for Growth Equity at Norwest? Happy to revert back once process is complete. ...
CZK32
22 months 3 weeks ago
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LBO Model questionIn an LBO deal, do we have to use the target's cash on hand as a source? Say if target has $2MM cash on it's BS and Sponsor is contributing $20MM in Equity, do we include the cash on hand as extra source or the Sponsor's equity includes the $2MM? A hypothetical deal has the following structure: Sour...
Scitor
82 months 3 weeks ago
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PE: What are your interests outside of work?Aside from the fact that work permeates all parts of life, what sorts of interests or hobby do you all have? For example, I like to read about psychology, which is why I'm asking this question. Curious to see if there are any consistent interests across the industry. Let's hear em ...
MantisTobogganMD
72 months 3 weeks ago
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Is the WSO Private Equity Prep Pack worth it?I am beginning to look for a private equity interview guide to study. Is there anybody who used the WSO PE guide? If so, could you provide a little insight into why you liked it or did not like it. Thanks. ...
bullsandbears
22 months 3 weeks ago
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Why Work for Co-Invest Fund?I have an interview coming up with a co-investment fund. What is the best way to answer the "why do you want to work for us" question? I was thinking about saying something along the lines of co-investment model gives associates the chance to really learn about a company, build detailed financial mo...
eggplantpower
92 months 3 weeks ago
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A Tale of 3 Offers: What should I consider?Looking for Life Advice - Dear WSO Fountain of Wisdom, I need your help to tell me what it is that I might not be thinking about when considering three main job options that I am likely to be faced with soon. Given that I'm in Australia, and the market is smaller and consolidated, you'll see that th...
2xEspresso
122 months 3 weeks ago
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Anyone heard of XIO Group?Would really appreciate some intel on XIO Group. They seem sizeable (some sources say $5bn AUM), and recently beat out Advent for a $1.1bn buyout bid. Apart from that, there is an astonishing lack of info for a fund of this scale... Does anyone know anything and can share? Most interested in their A...
TheOceanizer
42 months 3 weeks ago
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Pitching different Financial Institutions (for investment purposes)I'm currently working in FIG at an EB, but focus primarily on Asset Management M&A - out of curiosity, how would you guys pitch other financial institutions (i.e. Insurance, Banks/Thrifts, SpecFin, etc.) for investment purposes. In other words, what would be the most important elements of a busi...
Blue_Horseshoe_5
02 months 3 weeks ago
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FT MF recruiting out of undergradBackground: I am a senior at a target (think Columbia, Chicago, Duke), have a ~3.9 GPA, interned in one of the "top groups" at GS/MS this summer and received a return offer. Question: which MFs recruit directly out of undergrad? And do they primarily convert interns to FTs or do they also hire FTs d...
WhartonOrBust
52 months 3 weeks ago
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More Prestigious Law School over Business School?I'm coming into my second year at an upper MM PE fund and starting to think about what I want to do next. My goal longer-term is to move to a smaller MM (or lower-MM) fund hopefully closer to my hometown. In the meantime, I'm thinking I want to do graduate school. My fund is decently well known, but...
MashSingingDasher
132 months 4 weeks ago
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How large is the gap in exit opps BBs in London?Received a FT offer to start at industry group with decent deal flow history in European BB in London next year. I know some BBs in the lower half of the informal "prestige rankings" certainly place analysts into top PE funds but realistically is it an uphill struggle if you're not at GS/JP etc. in ...
Poor_Smart_Hungry
92 months 4 weeks ago
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Any insight, information etc.. about Actis PE - Al Abraaj GroupHey guys, There are already some posts about that but no real answer.. I would like to know whether somebody has an insight or any interesting information about Actis PE and/or Al Abraaj Group (I am trying to break into PE in Africa/Middle East). Another question, do you think I can cold-email an so...
Prixn
92 months 4 weeks ago
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International students on the buy-sideMy buddy is an international student here in the States and he's wondering if it's possible for international students to land buy-side gigs (PE/HF). Do you personally know anyone with Visa sponsorship on the buy-side? What types of funds are they at? A more detailed question - do international stud...
aisiab
92 months 4 weeks ago
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Are people at megafunds inherently elitist ASSHOLES?Currently go to top 20 MBA program and cold-emailed someone at KKR. I have a distinct connection outside of school (think sports rivals, etc.) to said person and thought I could ask about his experience. His response to my email was: You go to ____ university!?!?!?! I only talk to people from Yale,...
fuckdonaldtrump
133 months 9 min ago

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